Photos & Text by Charles Nickles It’s been two days and my head’s still a flurry of shadows and whiskey and violence; and I suppose that should trouble me, and I suppose that it does, and I’m not all that sure what to make of the man I’ve woken up to
I can’t believe I survived this past month, because June was unreal for underground music in Vancouver! From June 15th-18th, The COVENANT II Fest took place and it was INSANE! Again these awesome humans came together to put on one of the best fests I have been to in a long time.
I’m a massive fan of youth culture of all kinds. I have always had a fascination with Skinhead/Two Tone/Mod culture. Way back in the day, I would spend hours checking out photo books dealing with these forgotten youth. After living in the UK, I can totally understand why these working
Text & Photos: Teddie Taylor You don’t typically associate blues with black metal, until you’re seeing four metal bands in New Orleans. The South birthed Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Bring Me My Shotgun,” Blind Willie McTell’s “A to Z Blues” and Robert Johnson’s “Me and the Devil Blues.” Putting aside the obvious
Outsider culture has always been something that I saw as normal. Maybe it’s because at an early age my mother moved me to Venice Beach and I was surrounded by the freaks of the world. It was not uncommon to see long haired white dudes clad in leather racing down
The L.A. Punk scene during the 70’s was very fucking important on so many levels, because out of this cesspool of freaks, Hardcore was born. This was before the music got real fast and us young kids invaded the scene with our outlook on life! The L.A. scene was full of art
The Obsessed Live at Siberia Text & Photos: Nathan Tucker “Man, this place is gonna be packed tonight,” Dave Shermen, bassist for The Obsessed, shared with me moments before Siberia opened its’ doors for the night’s show. The way I viewed Dave’s comment wasn’t as an act of boasting, but a humbling statement
There is truth in the old saying that there is strength in numbers! Case in point is the brotherhood that has bonded Icelandic black metal bands together in recent history. As many of us know, this country has become a key player in the underground metal scene. Although many of
To all the US bands we cover that feel like they get more appreciation abroad: some of the most prolific artists of the past century or more received little or no accolades in their home country, only to be embraced and made legendary on foreign soil. Philadelphia-born Man Ray, the
I survived my first Have a Good Laugh fest that just took place in Vancouver, BC from June 9th – 12th. To say that it was a success would be an understatement, because to me it was a triumph on all levels! The amount of positive energy that surrounded this fest was un-freaking-real.
Tatsuo Suzuki and Yusuke Yamatani are two Japanese photographers whose photos capture the current state of Punk in Japan. At the beginning of this year, they had an exhibit in London called ‘Punk In Translation.’ What I love about their work is the way that they capture the real nitty
via Dazed Digital Text Kemi Alemoru & Photos by Emily Goddard Capturing the beauty, bravery and profound impact of people who have narrowly escaped death, photojournalist Emily Goddard has revealed a unique project named ‘When death leaves his mark’. Born from her morbid curiosity with the ever real possibility of our own mortality, the